Boston Ballet will kick off its 2018–2019 season with Genius at Play, a celebration of the Jerome Robbins centennial, at the Boston Opera House beginning September 6.
The all-Robbins set begins with an orchestral performance of Leonard Bernstein’s overture to Candide. The company will then dance Robbins’ Interplay, Fancy Free and Glass Pieces, a company premiere featuring 42 dancers.
“Jerome Robbins was a choreographic genius who left an indelible mark on American culture through dance, film, and Broadway productions,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen in a statement. “I am thrilled to share with Boston audiences a program dedicated to celebrating his life and work. These three playful ballets are the perfect kickoff to our colorful 55th season of new and classic works.”
Performances will run through September 16 at the Boston Opera House.
Having choreographed more than 60 ballets, Robbins was a six-time Tony winner.His theatrical works includes West Side Story, On The Town, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam, and Fiddler on the Roof.